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Toni is the co founder of China Love Date

Chinese dating site members might enjoy Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival

If you belong to a Chinese dating site, chances are high that you might be interested in traveling to China one of these days to meet someone special. China is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but if your travels will be taking you there between January and February, you might want to check out the Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival.

Ice scultpure carving

The Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival is celebrated from January 15th through February 28th in the city of Beijing. The festival is named for the Longqing Gorge, which is sometimes referred to as “Little Three Gorges” after the gorges in the Three Gorges Dam Project. The gorge itself is named after Emperor Longqing from the Ming Dynasty.

Nestled between two majestic mountain peaks, the Longqing Gorge is widely known as the site for the yearly Ice and Snow Festival, which is certainly a sight to behold. Enormous blocks of ice are carved into spectacular shapes such as animals, human figures, and even lanterns. There are also plenty of ceremonies, performances, folk dancing, exhibitions, pageants, and spectacular fireworks.

Whatever you do, don’t miss the festival at night. Colorful lights illuminate the ice and snow sculptures, making it a breathtakingly romantic spot, especially if that lovely lady you’ve been dating online via that Chinese dating site accompanies you!

Chinese dating sites to increase Western women marrying Chinese men?

When it comes to Chinese dating sites, it appears that the majority of users are Western men and Chinese women. It is very common to see a Western man married to a Chinese woman, but what about the other way around?

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Why is it that very few Western women appear to be interested in marrying Chinese men? It’s a valid question given that there are so many available Chinese men on the market, and it’s not something that very many Chinese dating sites discuss.

In order to shed a little light on the subject, we’ve put together some possible answers to this pressing question:

  • Many Chinese men are shy. Lots of Chinese men are actually shy and do not feel comfortable pursuing women. Many Western women enjoy this “chase”, and so the vicious cycle begins.
  • Some Chinese boys are quite spoiled.  China’s one-child policy has resulted in an entire nation consisting of children who do not have siblings. Western women are usually independent and aren’t interested in spoiled guys.
  • Tradition. China has a culture rich in tradition, and dating outside of their culture breaks that tradition. Many men are even more traditional than women in China.
  • The language barrier. Unfortunately, unless he has grown up in a major city, chances are high that a Chinese man won’t speak English very well. This is an obvious roadblock to dating a Western woman.

There are probably even more reasons that Western women don’t often marry Chinese men, but this type of union is not completely unheard of. There are plenty of cases in which marriages between Western women and Chinese men are successful and happy.

Christmas, and Chinese dating

When you’ve met someone on a Chinese dating site, the topic of holidays and religion is likely to come up. For example, she might not celebrate Christmas, but perhaps you do.

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In China, Christmas is not a public holiday simply because less than 1 percent of the population is Christian. However, it is a public holiday in Hong Kong and Macau. The holiday season typically runs from December 1st through January 6th.

Despite the fact that Christmas isn’t a public holiday, it has been steadily gaining popularity over the years. However, there are regional differences in how the day is observed.

The holiday is celebrated most frequently in cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. It is also interesting to note that the further west in China you go, the less Christmas is celebrated.

When a Chinese family celebrates Christmas, the celebration might not necessarily have religious overtones. Many families use the holiday as an excuse to plan a family get-together and exchange gifts. The reality is that many Chinese people don’t even realize it is a religious holiday or understand the significance of the festivities.

If Chinese dating brings you to China in December around Christmastime, you won’t feel so far away. You’ll hear carols on the airwaves; “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells” are two of the most loved songs. You’ll also see Christmas trees, candles in the windows, and holiday lights on display in some areas.

Ancient tombs, opulent clothes and a Chinese dating site

If you’ve joined a Chinese dating site, you will need to learn a little bit about Chinese culture, art and history. The good news is that we’ve got just the story for you!

Ming Dynasty Tombs in Beijing, China

Archaeologists recently uncovered a 500-year-old tomb filled with opulent clothing that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. The tomb also happens to belong to a husband and wife. The elaborately decorated tomb was filled with well-preserved clothing as well as the couple’s wooden coffins lying next to one another. The individual coffins were both encased within a larger outer coffin.

The wife was interred in very fine clothing, some of which featured a gold thread pattern woven into flowers, insects, and treasures. Her footwear was also finely decorated. The husband was also buried with fine clothing, complete with several gowns with intricate patterns and details.

The tomb’s contents were preserved remarkably well over the years thanks to excellently sealed containers. This is quite amazing given the fact that the archaeological team believes it was built around the time of Emperor Jiajing, whose reign lasted from 1521 to 1567.

This long-dead couple didn’t find their match on a Chinese dating site, but this fascinating find makes us appreciate true love when we find it. How lovely is it that this husband and wife were buried together in all their glory?